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With 30 years teaching experience, I help my students succeed in learning piano and theory and discovering the joys of playing all kinds of music. I help them stay on task and let them know what they need to do each week.
Playing piano is fun! So should your piano lessons.
I've taught piano since I was in high school, and continued to teach as a student at Cornell University. I also taught theory classes in the Cornell Piano Society, where I also served as President for 4 years.
Why? I simply love music, piano, and sharing it with others.
Having a M.M in piano performance and pedagogy, a B.M in music education, and a B.A in sociology, I am a highly accomplished & professional pianist who never cease to find opportunities to learn, to endeavor & to grow. I have more than 10 yrs of teaching experiences. I specialize in building a solid foundation for beginners in a unique way – through a huge variety of piano games & activities, students not only learn efficiently & effectively, but also have a great time at the piano.
Piano is my secondary instrument and I've been teaching it for the past year. I've helped my students develop a love for the instrument as well as general music theory. I go through the different aspects of music, how to read and understand the different signs and symbols, step by step and make sure to give students enough material to practice. The book I like to use is piano adventures as well as works by Teleman, Chopin, and Mozart to start students off.
For more advanced students, typically the focus is put on performance, composition, advanced music theory and musical tones and colors. Works by Bach, Debussy and Beethoven are emphasized.
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Intro to the Piano: Learn about the parts of the piano and how to find the all-important Middle C.
Learn about proper posture, hand placement, and other beginner essentials.
Learn about the treble and bass clefs, and tips for remembering the notes on the piano.
Learn what all those sharps and flats really mean, and how to decode your music.
Follow along to master quarter notes, quarter rests, and half rests.
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